Barker, New York

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Barker strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Barker Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 10% Barker Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Barker, New York

Comparing Barker to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Well-Paid Single Women 7 3
Racial Diversity 6 3
Age of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Female Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 5
People Above Poverty 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
College Educated Adults 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 7 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Affordability of Rents 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
People Living Alone 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Barker Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NE of Amherst, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles NE of Buffalo, New York
County Niagara
Metro Area Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Standard Zip Codes 14012
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.33
Longitude -78.555

Barker Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Distance 32.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
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Barker Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 577 100%
Male 287 49.7%
Female 290 50.3%
Under 18 175 30.3%
18+ 402 69.7%
65+ 77 13.3%
Median Age 36.1
Average Family Size 3.19
White 566 98.1%
African-American 4 0.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 3 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.6%

Estimated Barker Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 557
Growth -20
Growth % -3.5%

Barker Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 24.8%
English 20.9%
Irish 20.7%
Polish 10.8%
Italian 5.3%
French (except Basque) 4.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
US/American 1.8%
Swedish 1.6%
Scottish 1.4%
Welsh 1.2%
British 1%
French Canadian 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Dutch 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Barker 577 $49,464
Gasport 1,248 $45,313
Lyndonville 862 $45,500
Medina 6,415 $37,857
Middleport 1,917 $44,712
Newfane 3,129 $48,869
Olcott 1,156 $52,000

Barker Public Libraries

Barker Free Library
Barker, New York
(716) 795-3344

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Barker High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 351 students.

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